Category Archives: Classic Shows

This date in MAVERICK TV History: “Diamond in the Rough,” the second of two episodes featuring Fredd Wayne, aired on Jan. 26, 1958

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH Original Airdate: January 26, 1958 Synopsis. In San Francisco, Bart sets to even the score against Van Buren Kingsley, a ruthless New Orleans aristocrat who cons people into buying stock in a worthless diamond company. Kingsley not … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: “The Rivals,” the famous adaptation of the Richard Sheridan play that also featured Roger Moore and Patricia Crowley, aired on Jan. 25, 1959

THE RIVALS Original Airdate: January 25, 1959 Synopsis. Wealthy John Vandergelt III hires Bret to switch identities with him as part of an elaborate attempt to woo the lovely Lydia Linley.     “The Rivals” is the only episode of Maverick to … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: “The White Widow,” the second of two episodes featuring Julie Adams, aired on Jan. 24, 1960

THE WHITE WIDOW Original Airdate: January 24, 1960 Synopsis. Needing money after he is robbed of his poker winnings, Bart finds himself employed as bodyguard to Wilma White, a widowed bank president whose life has been threatened.    Best known as the … Continue reading

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via National Comedy Center: National Comedy Center Celebrates Comic Legend Ernie Kovacs with Special Screenings on Thursday 1/23, Friday 1/24 and Saturday 1/25 to commemorate the 101st birthday of Television’s Original Genius. Besides this special three-day event, the Comedy Center showcases rare Kovacs artifacts daily as part of its ongoing “Ernie Kovacs Centennial Exhibit”

Jamestown, New York – January 23, 2020 – The National Comedy Center celebrateslegendary comedy innovator Ernie Kovacs’ 101st birthday today through Saturday, January 25th with special screenings of rare video clips and highlights from his television career, along with a … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Dutchman’s Gold,” inspired by the Top 40 song of the same name, aired on Jan. 22, 1961

DUTCHMAN’S GOLD Original Airdate: January 22, 1961 Synopsis. After winning half-ownership of a saloon, but needing money to keep the business afloat, Beau becomes partners with a mysterious gold prospector known only as The Dutchman.    Mala Powers (Outrage) guest stars in … Continue reading

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Richard Benjamin, Dyan Cannon, and Massi Furlan: Next on TVC

Golden Globe Award-winning actors Richard Benjamin and Dyan Cannon will join us this weekend, along with movie and TV villain Massi Furlan (Bad Boys for Life, Jumanji: The Next Level), on a brand new TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Jan. 24-26 at … Continue reading

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The ladies of KNOTS LANDING gather at the Hollywood Museum for a rollicking evening that unveiled a new exhibit featuring costumes originally worn by Michele Lee, Joan Van Ark, and Donna Mills on the beloved prime time soap. The latest addition to the Museum’s popular Lobby Series, the KNOTS LANDING exhibit is now open to the public thru Wednesday 4/1

HOLLYWOOD — Jan. 18, 2020 — A rollicking crowd joined special guests Michele Lee (“Karen Fairgate”), Joan Van Ark (“Val Ewing”), and Donna Mills (“Abby Cunningham”) in the lobby of the Hollywood Museum for a special evening that not only … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 477.4 with guest Lynda Day George is now available online for listening on demand

Lynda Day George on Christopher George, Mission: Impossible, and the Heart of Quinn Martin Original Airdates: Jan. 17-19, 2020 TVC 477.4: Ed welcomes Emmy nominated and Golden Globe nominated actress Lynda Day George (Mission: Impossible, The Silent Force, Chisum, The … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 477.6: Tribute to Edd “Kookie” Byrnes is now available online for listening on demand

Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb Original Airdates: Jan. 17-19, 2020 TVC 477.6: A remembrance of Edd “Kookie” Byrnes, the iconic star of 77 Sunset Strip and Grease who was also arguably TV’s first teenage heartthrob. Please follow and like … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 477.5: And Here’s to You, Buck Henry is now available online for listening on demand

And Here’s to You, Buck Henry Original Airdates: Jan. 17-19, 2020 TVC 477.5: TV Confidential remembers Emmy winner and two-time Oscar nominee Buck Henry with a replay of our November 2017 conversation with screenwriter, story editor, and film historian Beverly … Continue reading

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